video How to Make Fire Balls! Really Cool!
Just be careful and have fun!!!

(update 7/23/09 ) Im so lazy and havent posted an instructable yet but some one did!!!

so CLICK HERE to saw the instructable!!!
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briannam111 months ago

come on teahch my little broth thats smart

elkhuntr2 years ago
dude i tried this 4 times and burnt myself every time. how do you not make it burn you.

Squeeze out the extra rubbing alcohol and make sure your hands don't have any on them.

Bob the dog3 years ago
I put one of these in a catapult i made and it was awesome!!!!!
mariostar6 years ago
can you use charcoal lighter
I would think so... a flame is a flame...
ToddisI ToddisI4 years ago
o sorry i thought u ment like a fire wood lighter opposed to something like a cigertte lighter.... not the actual flamable liquid....
no it hurts i tryed
the_mad_man6 years ago
one thing come to mind when watching this: DOGEBALL!!!!
or hacky sack.
DOGEBALL!!!! with sling-shots
they are cotton balls it wont hurt but it will be fun
Its spelled Dodge ball but other than that, yep, it would be pretty cool.
iLikeCoolStuf (author)  the_mad_man6 years ago
rmallari4 years ago
What kind of lighter fuel do i need
rmallari4 years ago
What kind of lighter fuel do i need
Plo Koon4 years ago
cool, interesting, unusual.
copper tube4 years ago
too much cool
I did it man! Fun Stuff!
Goalie14 years ago
I just did this, and it is AMAZING!! THANKS!!!!!!
Darwinfish4 years ago
FIrst off, YES on dodgeball, that would be awesome.

Also, I think part of the reason his hands don't get burned is the properties of the butane itself. At room temp, it's a gas. (Which, incidentally, is why a bic lighter works: the butane is compressed as a liquid, but expands to a gas when you open the valve.) Warmed by your hand, and of course by the flames, it shoots out of the ball more quickly. Right around the ball, it can't mix properly with the oxygen in the air, so it burns just a bit around the edges, but as it drifts upward, it gets to the right mixture, and ignites, resulting in that nice bright flame that we see.

Something with a lower boiling point (gasoline perhaps) would release more slowly, and burn closer to the ball, and give you a great story to tell the paramedics.

You can see this in effect burning a bowl of gasoline vs burning wood; with burning wood, the base of the flame stays pretty close to, if not on, the wood, but the flames from burning gasoline dance above the surface as gas rises, mixes, and ignites. (It looks amazing in a pumpkin, just throwing that out there.)

Great instructable, I plan to try this out this winter when I can't burn down half the county. :-)

Huntman005 years ago
could i use a cotton ball instead of cotton cloth
 the cotton would burn after the alcohol was gone 
json127956 years ago
i only have two ideas for these, 1. juggling 2. and making them bigger ....... *will doing that effect it in any way, except making a huge flame?
it will leak over your hands, thus burning them to crispy meatchunks.
yolo7776 years ago
i even tried numbing my hand w/ ice and it still hurt like a mother and now parts of my hand are brownish but don't hurt - weird it was totally worth it though any tips on improvement?
thats because if you cool your hands then rapidly heat them it will give you heat pains try covering your hands in wax
I'm sorry but covering your hand in wax is dumb because wax will burn or it will melt and then not help
biboNL 11rex115 years ago
molten wax is hot, but it wont burn your skin.
fire will.
hair gel works, some lotion, and probably wetting your hands won't hurt either.
wax will provide a little bit of protection but will melt and then harden again.
krr7896 years ago
can we use petrol?????????????
biboNL krr7895 years ago
i would just stick to the book, but go wild! try it! maybe lose a hand or 2, but at least you know the do's and don'ts!
iLikeCoolStuf (author)  krr7896 years ago
bingo1155 years ago
wow,this worked,but mine didnt work,mine just kept on burning my hand(i did use cotton).
you may have used to mauch fuel
the trick is keep the ball moving you can see it lights his hand on fire too
Helder4u5 years ago
Seems quite obvious to me that  it does not  hurt because the fuel is vaporizing at the bottom.
This cancels the heat irradiation since vaporizing soaks thousands of times more energy than to just heat something up a fair amount at the same physical state.
Dreistein5 years ago
hi bingo115(claus) its me dreistein(tristan)
lil synol5 years ago
you know if you are afraid of getting burnt you are probaly smart enough not
to not try this haha
these are so sick! i better do this soon!
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